On Wednesday, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, with perfect weather for the launch from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
This particular Falcon 9 booster (B1058) launched and landed for the seventh consecutive time. The landing took place on the autonomous droneship Of Course I Still Love You. This was the 79th recovery of an orbital class rocket by SpaceX.
SpaceX confirmed 60 Starlink satellites were deployed from the Falcon 9 second stage.
Yesterday, SpaceX president and COO, Gwynne Shotwell, shared more details about Starlink at the LEO/MEO/GEO: The New World Order digital conference.
Shotwell revealed SpaceX had roughly 1,320 Starlink satellites in space and if we add today’s batch of 60, that takes the number to 1,380 in space.
Check out today’s launch replay below: